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Francis John Shepherd: Died 1917 Supervisor Royal Arsenal

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:12 am    Post subject: Francis John Shepherd: Died 1917 Supervisor Royal Arsenal Reply with quote

Robert Gordon's College: 1904 1908
Rank: unknown
Regiment: Woolwich Arsenal
Biography: Born 5 October 1890, the son of John Shepherd,
Engineer, and Jane Smith Shepherd of Dunvegan, Cults; he
entered RGC from Cults Public School. He gained a BSc Glasgow.
Then became a civil engineer. Ancestry has some information about him.
He went to South Africa on SS Norman. Not sure if it was still a troop ship when he and his wife left London in February 1917.
Unfortunately, Frank died in South Africa, where he had gone to recuperate after serving in the Great War.
Date of Death: 19 May, 1917
Burial Details: Buried in Bloemfontein, South Africa
I cannot find Military Records for him can anyone help?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: BSc Glasgow University Reply with quote

Can anyone find out more? He was staying at UF Manse, Chryston.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:48 pm    Post subject: Engineering info Reply with quote

James Abernethy & Co; Ferryhill, Aberdeen Apprentice 1908 to 1912
Coventry Ordnance 1912
Grices Gas Engine Co; 1913
Singer Mfg Co; 1914
George Brown & Co; Greenock 1915
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne - I don't think he ever served in the military.
I suspect his role at Woolwich was as a civilian manager.
Part of his obit. reads
He subsequently obtained the B.Sc. degree of the University of Glasgow, [that was in 1915] and went to Woolwich Arsenal, where he continued for about a year and a half, latterly acting as night superintendent in a large new fuse factory.

His health having failed, he went abroad and died at Bloemfontein on 19th May 1917, in his twenty-seventh year.

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Francis_John_Shepherd
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:14 am    Post subject: More info Reply with quote

Thanks for the link I also found in Ancestry other info he also worked of Geo Brown & Co; Greenock.
The UK Engineer info was sometimes hard to find as his name had been wrongly spelt.
His father worked at James Abrtnethy, Ferryhill, Aberdeen working there 44 years until he retired.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Shepherd is listed in The Royal Technical College, Strathclyde University Roll of Honour

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5478

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:33 pm    Post subject: Update of info Reply with quote

Thanks for that. I really found out so much about this man he is in my family tree....
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